Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> now make some noise! [applause] senior adviser from hillary clinton's 2008 campaign. she's on cnn. give it up for maria cardona. [applause] ♪>> gracias. buenos tardes. i'm so happy to be here with all of you at this historic event. this is a way to stand up for climate change. thank you to 350.org, nrdc, and the sierra club, and all of you making this powerful rally possible. [applause] for our children, our future, we must do more for climate change. just a few short years ago, the environmental issues did not really register with latinos as a constant concern. times have changed and that has changed. that has changed, sadly, because we have seen the detrimental effect of toxins in our air and water and what it does to our families and their children. unfortunately, latino communities, families, and all the communities in this country are suffering from this. they may not disproportionately live in communities where their air and water have been poisoned, our children have as much. -- asthmawe live. . we breathe, we play in these places that have been poisoned by these toxins.